Microsoft officially announces Windows 10 Anniversary Update release date

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Microsoft mistakenly announced the official release date for Windows 10 Anniversary Update just yesterday. Today, the company has officially announced the release date for the Anniversary Update, stating that the update will be available on August 2 as a free upgrade to existing Windows 10 users. In a blog post, Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi stated:

We’d like to say a special thank you to each of you who have upgraded to Windows 10. With over 350 million devices now running Windows 10, customer satisfaction is higher than any previous version of Windows and customer engagement is also incredible with more than 135 billion hours of use on Windows 10 since launch. We’re pleased that so many of you are being more productive and having more fun with Windows 10. Your feedback has been a key input into the design of the Anniversary Update.

As for Windows 10 Mobile, the company didn’t provide an exact date for the release of Anniversary Update on Mobile devices. In a statement to MSPU, a Microsoft spokesperson stated:

Windows 10 on PC and mobile will be the first to receive the Anniversary Update. Other devices will get it over time, and we will have more to share on this in the future. The Anniversary Update will start on August 2nd and roll out over time. Given the scale of delivering updates to more than 350 million devices around the world, our rollout will be measured and deliberate to ensure we deliver a great customer experience.

As you can see, Microsoft isn’t being very clear about when the update will be coming to Mobile devices just yet. However, Microsoft will hopefully provide a release date for Anniversary Update on Mobile devices in the near-future.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update features a bunch of new features and improvements, including Extensions for Edge, an improved Start Menu, Notification Syncing, improvements to the Settings app, lots of performance improvements, improvements to Cortana, and much more. With the update, Microsoft is also introducing an improved Windows Store, along with improvements for the Universal Windows Platform with new APIs such as Chaseable Live Tiles.

In addition to the release date of the Anniversary Update, Microsoft has also announced that Windows 10 is now running on more than 350 million devices – for those wondering, Microsoft announced that the OS was running on more than 300 million devices back in May. Nevertheless, tell us if you are excited about the Anniversary Update in the comment section below.

Editor’s note: The article has been updated to include Microsoft’s statement about Windows 10 Mobile devices getting the Anniversary Update. 

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